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LaunchRock launches the ultimate startup party campground for SXSW

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If you’re a startup looking to go viral… then you’ve very likely heard of LaunchRock, the San Francisco based startup that helps other startups build an audience with alluring, tweet-inducing launch pages. One year ago, (somewhat ironically) LaunchRock officially launched its viral launching platform, which includes analytical-style insights for its ever-growing...
LaunchRock launches the ultimate startup party campground for SXSW

Equity is the new cash: Late Labs adds projects to crowdsourced coding community

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Fire up the “bubble” sirens, guys. Hot startup equity is now basically a substitute for cash, and it’s being used as legal tender for anything from creative and design work to Tweeting and social media promotion. Now, thanks to a group that launched earlier this year called Late Labs,...
Equity is the new cash: Late Labs adds projects to crowdsourced coding community

The Hustler: Sometimes Winning Doesn't Mean Shit [Movie Night]

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If you haven't seen The Hustler yet, one of the best movies in the history of cinema, please don't delay it anymore. This movie will leave you in awe from beginning to end. And while you are at it, have a whiskey or two. More »...
The Hustler: Sometimes Winning Doesn't Mean Shit [Movie Night]
The plight of the non-technical founder: How to earn a hacker of your own

Tea Party news site: mission or marketing scam?

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A new conservative news site may give you cause for concern whatever your political persuasion. As Politico reports, the Tea Party News Network announced its formal launch today as the only site “that caters directly to Tea Party conservatives.” The site, which appears to have been online for a while,...
Tea Party news site: mission or marketing scam?

Can a Better Vibrator Inspire an Age of Great American Sex?

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Sex toys have transformed into sophisticated and well-designed gadgets that take their inspiration from Apple not Hustler. But one company has a bigger hope: that a better machine could mean better sex for a repressed nation....
Can a Better Vibrator Inspire an Age of Great American Sex?

How to Make It in America - 7 Tips To Help Your Startup Enter The U.S. Market

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Editor’s note: Steli Efti is the Co-Founder/Chief Hustler of ElasticSales and an advisor to several startups and entrepreneurs. You can follow Steli on Twitter here. Selling to the U.S. market can be a significant milestone in the life of an international technology startup. The U.S. is the largest market...
How to Make It in America - 7 Tips To Help Your Startup Enter The U.S. Market

The 7 Deadly Sales Sins Committed By Startups

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Editor’s note: Steli is the Co-Founder / Chief Hustler of ElasticSales and an advisor to several startups and entrepreneurs. You can follow Steli on Twitter here. At ElasticSales, we’ve had the honor to create and run sales campaigns for some of the hottest Silicon Valley startups today. We’ve also consulted with dozens more each week...
The 7 Deadly Sales Sins Committed By Startups

Brazil’s Startup Industry: Impressions, Insights & Lessons from Israel (Part I)

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This post is co-written with Daniel Cunha, my partner at Initial Capital. Initial Capital was launched in 2011 as an investment firm targeting early stage startups in Israel and Brazil. The unlikely investment focus is the result of three friends — two Israeli and one Brazilian — turned professional investors....
Brazil’s Startup Industry: Impressions, Insights & Lessons from Israel (Part I)

Startup News: Lerer Ventures Looks for a Hustler, Branch Steals From Twitter, BaubleBar Gets Brick and Mortar

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(Photo: twitter.com) Non Hustlers Need Not Apply Lerer Ventures is looking to hire a new analyst. The job requires one or two years of experience at a venture backed startup or major tech company. You have to also be “a sweet and cool person,” so no mean losers need apply. According to the...
Startup News: Lerer Ventures Looks for a Hustler, Branch Steals From Twitter, BaubleBar Gets Brick and Mortar
Facebook releases Zuckerberg e-mails in “fraudulent shakedown” case

Sqoot loses sponsors following misogynistic description of their API jam event

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What looked like a storm in a teacup on Twitter for Sqoot, ‘the daily deal API that helps developers add incremental value’, turned out to be a bad decision that cost them a sponsor for their API Jam event in Boston later this month. Unwisely Sqoot listed “women” as one...
Sqoot loses sponsors following misogynistic description of their API jam event
From busking to big business: how one founder brings the selling power of video to iPhones

Missed Opportunity in the Golden Age of Sales

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We live in a Golden Age of Sales. There are better tools than ever before for quickly crafting and tailoring pitches to reach the right people. We have data to tell us what works, and we have testing tools that can get down to the individual email level. But most importantly, we...
Missed Opportunity in the Golden Age of Sales

What It Feels To Wake Up At 32 With Everything You've Ever Wanted

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A few weeks ago, 32-year-old entrepreneur Wiley Cerilli sat down with his wife. He told her an email company, Constant Contact, wanted to acquire his two-year-old startup, Single Platform, for $100 million. The couple came up with a list of things to buy and do if the deal went through:...
What It Feels To Wake Up At 32 With Everything You've Ever Wanted
How to find a cofounder you can fight with

Overcome These 6 Challenges When Selling To Startups

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Editor’s note: Steli Efti is the Co-Founder/Chief Hustler of ElasticSales and an advisor to several startups and entrepreneurs. You can follow Steli on Twitter here. It is common entrepreneurial wisdom that good ideas often come from trying to solve your own problems. It’s no surprise then that many startups are...
Overcome These 6 Challenges When Selling To Startups

Vungle’s Co-Founders Hustle Their Way To A $2 Million Seed Round

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I hear the word “hustle” used a lot. Probably 10 times a day. It seems to be everyone’s new favorite word. As everyone hops on the “hustler” bandwagon, the definition of the word has started to get a bit fuzzy. More often than not, the folks using it seem...
Vungle’s Co-Founders Hustle Their Way To A $2 Million Seed Round

Which New York Techies Will Be Joining MC Hammer and Charlie O’Donnell at the SXSW Accelerator Judging Table?

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Judging time! This morning, Hustler VC Oren Bennett pointed Betabeat's attention to a list of judges and emcees for the annual SXSW Accelerator, a competition sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark that culminates in awards for four lucky startups. Not as coveted a prize as the Breakout Award--which helped catapult Twitter, Foursquare,...
Which New York Techies Will Be Joining MC Hammer and Charlie O’Donnell at the SXSW Accelerator Judging Table?

What Is It About Porn? An Interview With The Founders Of TheWorstDrug, A NSFW GIF Site

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Porn is the new Tumblr. It seems that everyone with a CS degree and a little free time is trying to cash in (or at least dabble) in the world of online sexuality, a happenstance that I’d chalk up to the ubiquitousness of boobies online and the potential for perceived...
What Is It About Porn? An Interview With The Founders Of TheWorstDrug, A NSFW GIF Site
Test your multitasking skills with this interactive brain-bender

Backgammon Hustler - In the Jet-Set World of Little Ivory Disks, Impeccable Manners are Essential When Separating a Fool and His Money [Michael Konik - Jan/Feb 1999] #gambling

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Backgammon Hustler - In the Jet-Set World of Little Ivory Disks, Impeccable Manners are Essential When Separating a Fool and His Money [Michael Konik - Jan/Feb 1999] #gambling

Fine-Tune Your Outbound Sales Formula To Help Save Your Startup

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Editor’s note: Steli Efti is the Co-Founder/Chief Hustler of ElasticSales and an advisor to several startups and entrepreneurs. Follow Steli on Twitter. One of the most common questions startups ask me is how to handle B2B outbound sales. They often ask this question in a state of desperation, hoping I respond...
Fine-Tune Your Outbound Sales Formula To Help Save Your Startup

Startup Hustler Pitches via Parking Tickets Outside Y Combinator Demo Day

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Oh, snap. (Photo: Peter Sullivan's Instagram) Today was Y Combinator Demo Day. While Paul Graham-approved crème de la crème were inside, pitching their racing hearts out, Peter Sullivan was outside, slapping fake tickets that proclaimed, "You have illegally been subjected to make a big investment decision based on a two-minute demo pitch" on the cars...
Startup Hustler Pitches via Parking Tickets Outside Y Combinator Demo Day

We've Reached the Law Part of the Paul Ceglia Law and Order Episode

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Mr. Ceglia. (facebook.com) Paul Ceglia, the penny-ante hustler who once attempted to convince the world he was part owner of Facebook, has been indicted on counts of wire and mail fraud. Bloomberg reports that, after hearing the charges and evidence against Mr. Ceglia, a grand jury has deemed the U.S....
We've Reached the Law Part of the Paul Ceglia Law and Order Episode
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